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Fujifilm FinePix SL240
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Fujifilm FinePix SL240 Digital Camera

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14MP 24x CCD Dec 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The latest additions to Fujifilm 's popular S-Series long-zoom range of bridge cameras has been redefined through a combination of superzoom, speed and creative control and the FinePix SL240 is no... More
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21 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this bridge camera digital camera. PhotographyBlog.com gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This bridge camera digital camera received an expert rating of 80% from PhotographyBlog.com.

Fujifilm Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Fujifilm bridge cameras have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all digital cameras produced by Fujifilm.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of this age and spec. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS which has better reviews; or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($158.99) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The FinePix SL240 supports video recording, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the FinePix SL240 which do not support video recording.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support video recording and we think the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($158.99) which is cheaper; or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the FinePix SL240, the FinePix SL240 has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($158.99) which is cheaper; or the Fujifilm FinePix S1 ($535.91), or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The FinePix SL240 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($158.99) which is cheaper; or the Fujifilm FinePix S1 ($535.91), or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider including the PowerShot SX500 IS, or the PowerShot SX510 HS both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix S1 ($535.91) which has better reviews.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is the most frequently found viewfinder on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the FinePix SL240 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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4288 X 2864 Still Image Resolution

The FinePix SL240 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This digital camera has a 4288 x 2864 still image resolution, whereas most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304 and 4228 x 3216 and 4288 x 2416. Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the FinePix SL240 still image resolutions range from 640 x 360 to 4608 x 3456.

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Has Two Shooting Modes

The FinePix SL240 has a greater number of shooting modes than most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly found shooting mode is Auto, but this shooting mode is not found on this camera. The shooting modes Movie and Scene are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the FinePix SL240 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The FinePix SL240 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Fujifilm FinePix SL240 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Fujifilm camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Features One Light Metering Mode

The number of light metering modes featured on the FinePix SL240 is more than most bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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TFT Display

The FinePix SL240 has a TFT display which is better than most cameras of this age and type. Most digital cameras of this age and type have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is in fact the best display amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix SL240.

The worst display across comparable types of digital camera is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the FinePix SL240 is more than most bridge cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of only 64, the FinePix SL240 has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed amongst bridge cameras of this age. The minimum ISO speed of cameras of this age and type range from 64 to 400.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was not heavy and bulky. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix SL240 “The Fujifilm FinePix SL240 is a chunky superzoom bridge-style digital camera which sports a 14 megapixel sensor, wide-angle 24x optical zoom”.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The FinePix SL240 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the FinePix SL240 which support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might also want to look at including the PowerShot SX500 IS, or the PowerShot SX510 HS both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix S1 ($535.91) which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The FinePix SL240 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The FinePix SL240 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the FinePix SL240 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix S1 ($535.91), or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS.

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Not Waterproof

The FinePix SL240 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the FinePix SL240 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the FinePix SL240 does not have a GPS.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The FinePix SL240 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix SL240. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm FinePix SL240 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix SL240. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is actually the worst supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix SL240.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is the best supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

Digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the FinePix SL240 have optical zooms of between 4x and 65x. At only 24 times zoom factor, the FinePix SL240 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix SL240.

If this bridge camera digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($158.99) (42x and cheaper); or the PowerShot SX500 IS (30x and higher rated), or the PowerShot SX510 HS (30x and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

Across all the bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix SL240 the maximum focal lengths range from 100mm to 1,600mm. With a maximum focal length of only 576 millimeters, the FinePix SL240 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix SL240

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Fujifilm camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the FinePix SL240 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix SL240.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX500 IS, and the PowerShot SX510 HS both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix S1 ($535.91) is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Fujifilm FinePix SL240 has a pretty average digital zoom (6.7 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

The Fujifilm FinePix SL240 has a relatively standard weight (470 grams) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14 megapixels, the FinePix SL240 has a pretty average megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($158.99) (16.15MP and cheaper); or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS (16MP and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix S1 ($535.91) (16.4MP and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Camera Shutter Speed Range
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Expert Reviews

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29 January 2013

PhotographyBlog.com

The Fujifilm FinePix SL240 is a chunky superzoom bridge-style digital camera which sports a 14 megapixel sensor, wide-angle 24x optical zoom and 3 inch LCD screen. There's also lots of shooting... Read more…

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